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#1 Guest_- Poppy -_*

Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:39 PM

Braved the shops today, it was mad!

Big W seemed to have nice boys clothes and they were well priced but I couldnt find anything in DS's size!!

So im looking for some good quality boys clothes that dont cost the earth.

Where do you buy your kids clothes from?

Any good online shops? Im massively pregnant and I really dont want to walk all over town just to find they have nothing in DS's size.

#2 JillyJellyBean

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:09 PM

Best n Less is good for little kids. Target is also good.

#3 littlesticky

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:12 PM

Target for me, but they are sized for small, skinny bubs.

#4 ausmumof2

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:12 PM

pumpkin patch online have half price on shirts and shorts today only - shorts are around $12

otherwise target, kmart, or ebay

#5 NotBitzerMaloney

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:17 PM


#6 kpingitquiet

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:18 PM

Big W, Target, Kmart, and then I just wait for packages from Granny biggrin.gif Mom shipped us about 10 outfits for kiddo's birthday and there are at least a few more in the squishier of her Christmas packages.

#7 KnightsofNi

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:20 PM

Target, Myer and Next mostly. With a little bit from Big W, Kmart and Gap.

Next is just fantastic for well made, well made clothes.

#8 erindiv

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:20 PM

I only ever buy from Kmart and Big W. It's all I can afford sad.gif

#9 anna_garny

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:23 PM

I have heaps of good op-shops in my area, and a single run in the machine with some napi-san is all they need before they're ready to wear.

About 70% of our clothing (Husband's and mine) is from op-shops and 100% of all the pieces I've bought for Baby Incoming so far have been from op-shops.

#10 tel2

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:24 PM

For basic everyday things usually Target or Kmart...

For those special occasions I usually go to op shops (eg Savers) and buy some secondhand designer gear for them.

#11 Bam1

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:27 PM


The factory outlets have fabric and as its mainly jersey, its very easy to run up pants, skirts and raglan Ts on my serger for less than $1 each.  Its also easy to run up some T-shirt dresses as their sizes are so small there is very little alteration required.

Edited by Bam1, 07 December 2012 - 02:28 PM.

#12 BubbleBird

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:27 PM

Next direct - amazing quality for the price
Charlie and Me - bought some stuff online the other day. Quality seems pretty good, they were having an awesome sale and it arrived on my door step within a day and a half!
Purebaby - expensive but gorgeous
Cotton On Kids - trendy but the quality is not great, pretty cheap though

ETA the Mix range of kids clothes at Coles is pretty good too. I think much better quality than Target and Kmart, plus I find that they have a nicer style. It can be bought online.

Edited by BubbleBird, 07 December 2012 - 02:30 PM.

#13 naturalgoodness

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:28 PM

Crazy 8 - I wait for the end of season sales which ties in perfectly with our seasons being US based and most times even with postage the cost per item is less than it is at home. I also find the clothing more age appropriate and not offensive. The quality is very good too.

#14 Ice Queen

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:35 PM

With my DD I used Target as my staple shop but with a boy, much harder.  I find the boys clothes in Target, Kmart and Big W pretty dreadful.

Most of DS's is from Gap online, a few bits from Seed (but not a lot as it is stupid expensive), Bonds, Pumpkin Patch and Zara.

#15 *~dee~*

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:41 PM

I buy almost all my DD's clothes from Kmart. Love it and it's so cheap!

#16 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:46 PM

I order mostly online now as I can get stuff from the US for cheaper. I love Gymbaroo and Crazy 8 when they are on sale, otherwise, Target, Kmart, Myer, Charlie and Me, Punpkin Patch or eBay. I just buy stuff I like within reason whether it's expensive or cheap.

#17 ellebelle

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:48 PM

I get a bit from Myer when it is 50% off the marked down price.

#18 frozie

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:55 PM

Next for basics (tshirts, long sleeve tops, shorts, trackpant, etc for daycare).  Awesome prices on the multi packs and free delivery.

Then the rest is bought in sales or secondhand off ebay (Quiksilver, Oishi-m, Gap, Pumpkin Patch, etc).

#19 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:01 PM

handed down, op-shops,

20% -
Stuff I can't find 2ndhand or dont want to like undies, bathers, special outfits etc come from Target, kmart, Pumpkin patch (on sale), Best n Less, Charlie and Me (on sale).

#20 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:08 PM

Mostly Sprout/Milkshake (Myer brands), Pumpkin Patch, Mothercare, Target.

#21 Feral_Pooks

Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:25 PM

Mostly Facebook buy swap and sell sites, gumtree, eBay.

Secondly, Op shops.

Then for the rest- best'n'less and Kmart. Target for anything special or when there is a sale.

#22 ez21

Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:30 PM

Cotton on Kids for shirts and shorts. I don't buy much of their winter stuff as the arms and legs are cut too slim for my DS.

Gumboots for good quality shirts, shorts and pants that wash and wear really well.  Gumboots clothing definitely lasts for more than one child but their sizes only start at 2.  Not sure if they have an online store.

Country Road for something nice, but I don't buy it unless it's on sale!

Target and Big W for Bonds clothing. Lots of the Target and Big W boys clothing have painted on gaudy patterns and characters, of which I'm not a fan.  If you pick through the bad stuff you can find some decent stuff, but not a lot.

Gap for pants, jeans, cords, jumpers and PJs but shipping can be a killer.  Good quality though and will last for more than one child and still look new.  They have a variety of cuts for slim or loose fitting pants.

#23 feralangel

Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:49 PM

Trade Secret for discount designer.  I bought three oobi dresses last week and saved$15-$20 on each.  I also bought some bonds dresses, shorts, t-shirts, leggings and body suits and saved $5-$15 off each item.

I buy purebaby, sprout and sooki baby from myer when they have 25% 30% and 50% sales (which are more frequent than you might think).

Ebay is good for bargains.  I recently bought a bonds dress ( new with tags) for $3.95.

I find it cheaper in the long run to spend a little more and buy quality clothes.  They wash and wear so much better.

#24 whale-woman

Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:58 PM

I buy DDs clothes from Pumpkin patch and Target mostly. Occasionally I buy Country Road  for nice stuff. Rarely Myer or Cotton On. I sometimes buy Gap or Next. I'll pick up cheap tshirts or pjs from Kmart or coles occasionally.

#25 dae-gu

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:23 PM

QUOTE (ez21 @ 07/12/2012, 04:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gumboots for good quality shirts, shorts and pants that wash and wear really well.  Gumboots clothing definitely lasts for more than one child but their sizes only start at 2.  Not sure if they have an online store.

Gum Gum is Gumboots smaller size stuff wink.gif

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